Every year when my family goes camping, my dad brings a big bag of wood scraps to burn. I'll admit that I went through the bag when no one was looking and saved a piece of wood or two from a fiery death. I finally got around to turning this simple scrap of wood into a project. My board is 7 1/2 x 10 1/2" which I thought was the perfect size for a 5x7 card or picture.
First I stained it. I was excited to do this project because I had never stained wood before. It made me nervous at first and I even had my hubby watch to make sure I was doing it right. Now that I know how easy it is, I can't wait to do it again! I used Rust-Oleum American walnut and did three coats. You won't need to do so many coats if you start with a darker stain but I was working with what I had and I just kept applying coats until I was happy. Once the stain was dry I got out some black paint and a paper towel and just dabbed the paint along the edges and the sides to give it a little bit of character.
I got a couple of blank stares when I asked employees where I could find bulldog clips but finally found some at Walmart with the office supplies. My plan was to get regular bulldog clips and screw them to the board but I found these bulldog clips with magnets and super glued it to the board instead. That's right, no drilling skills required (which in my case is a good thing!)
That's it! I love that it's so easy to change the picture! Sometimes picture frames are easy to get undone and change out but I have a few that I have to pry open with my fingernails. This little clipboard literally takes seconds to update. I'm already thinking of new prints or pictures I can clip onto it. Happy crafting!